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Tour de France 2020 to start in Nice

The city will host the two initial stages of the race

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| Ana Hernández, Nice Editor | Published
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The world's most prestigious cycling race will begin in Nice next year. The Tour de France organisers have announced today what route the two initial stages of this gruelling challenge will take, both starting in this Cote d'Azur capital.

The Tour de France 2020 will kick off in Nice on Saturday, June 27th with a stage comprising two loops in and around the city. Riders will set off from the iconic Place Masséna while the finish line will be located at the equally legendary Promenade des Anglais for a total of 170km.

The second stage, on Sunday, June 28th, will be a bit longer with 190km. Also starting at Place Masséna and ending at the Promenade des Anglais, it will venture into the mountains to the north of Nice passing through four cols: La Colmiane (1500m), Turini (1607m), Eze (490m) and Quatre Chemins (338m).

This announcement comes a day after Sky team's Egan Bernal won the 77th edition of the Paris-Nice cycling race. Colombian Bernal came in first, with his compatriot Nairo Quintana second and Michal Kwiatkowski third.